Sunday, 6 November 2011

Surkanda Devi, near Mussoorie

Three Sidh Peeths, are located on the top of three different mountains, dedicated to 'Sati' the wife of 'Lord Shiva'. All the three temples are linked with a famous tale when Sati, daughter of Daksha Prajapati, immolated herself at the sacrificial spot Lord Shiva took the dead body of his wife and started walking towards the Himalayas . The places where the parts of her dead body fell are known as Kunjapuri, Surkanda Devi and Chandrabadani and are thus worshipped as Siddha Peeths.
Surkanda Devi is situated at an elevation of 3,030 m above sea level near village Kaddukhal, the temple of the Surkanda Devi is 40 km from Mussoorie and 24 km from Chamba. The temple site is accessible on foot, being about 2 km from the motorable road connecting Kaddukhal. The snow-covered Himalayas and the forest area between Mussoorie and Chamba offer a splendid view. A big local fair is held here in the month of June every year, attracting tourists from all over.

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